Program Overview:
The Service-Learning Institute in New Haven, CT brings together young American, Israeli, and Palestinian teens for a powerful experience of volunteering and peacebuilding. The program is designed to activate and develop in participants a commitment to serving humanity through connecting with local refugee communities and service providers in New Haven. Teens explore the connections between service, peace, and religious practice. Service-Learning participants engage in intensive, hands-on service projects, speech writing, faith-based exchanges, dialogue sessions on the basic dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and field trips to arts and diplomacy sites in New York City and Connecticut.    
Participants spend their time volunteering with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services), helping assist the agency with moving newly arrived families into their homes, processing donations, teaching English lessons, and mentoring youth. Participants engage with Yale University student leaders, meet with diplomats at the United Nations Headquarters, and tour the 9/11 Memorial and Museum with youth interns from our partner Voices of 9/11.

Program Locations and Dates:


The program is held at Christ Church New Haven, just a few minutes walking distance from Yale University. This program is conducted in an urban environment


Service-Learning Institute for 15-16 year olds, Acre, Israel  

August 10 - 16, 2020

For more information on how to apply to the Service-Learning Institute, please visit the Apply page of our website. If you have any questions about this program, please write us an email at

2020 Service-Learning Institute is relocated to the Holy Lands due to COVID-19

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Jerusalem Peacebuilders

3300 Chimney Rock Rd #301

Houston, TX 77056


+1 (713) 784-3300

Jerusalem Peacebuilders Inc. is registered as a 501©(3) nonprofit charitable organization in the United States (EIN 45-2233148).


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